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Monday Mornings

Monday Mornings
Genre Medical drama
Created by David E. Kelley
Sanjay Gupta (book)
Starring Ving Rhames
Jamie Bamber
Jennifer Finnigan
Bill Irwin
Keong Sim
Sarayu Rao
Emily Swallow
Alfred Molina
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s) Bill D'Elia
Sanjay Gupta
David E. Kelley
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) TNT Original Productions
David E. Kelley Productions
Broadcast
Original channel TNT
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run February 4 – April 8, 2013 (2013-04-08)
External links
Official website

Monday Mornings is an American medical drama television series that ran on TNT from February 4 to April 8, 2013 and aired Mondays after Dallas.[1] It is based on a novel of the same name by Sanjay Gupta. In May 2012, TNT placed a ten-episode order for the series.[2]

On May 10, 2013, Monday Mornings was canceled by TNT after one season.[3]

Premise

The series follows the professional and personal lives of five doctors at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Oregon. The series title refers to the weekly peer-reviewed conferences held on Monday mornings, at which the surgeons receive both praise for their accomplishments and lambasting for their mistakes, usually from the sharp-tongued and often sarcastic Dr. Hooten.

Cast and characters

Main cast

Recurring cast

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 10[2] February 4, 2013 (2013-02-04) April 8, 2013 (2013-04-08)

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" Bill D'Elia David E. Kelley February 4, 2013 (2013-02-04) 1.34 [8]
2 "Deus Ex Machina"[2] Bill D'Elia David E. Kelley & Sanjay Gupta February 11, 2013 (2013-02-11) 1.22 [9]
3 "Who's Sorry Now?"[2] Bill D'Elia David E. Kelley & Karen Struck February 18, 2013 (2013-02-18) 1.25 [10]
4 "Forks Over Knives"[2] Mike Listo Amanda Johns & Karen Struck & David E. Kelley February 25, 2013 (2013-02-25) 1.24 [11]
5 "The Legend and the Fall"[2] Greg Hoblit Amanda Johns & Sanjay Gupta & David E. Kelley March 4, 2013 (2013-03-04) 1.45 [12]
6 "Communion"[2] Colin Bucksey Karen Struck & David E. Kelley March 11, 2013 (2013-03-11) 1.86 [13]
7 "One Fine Day"[2] Mario Van Peebles Sanjay Gupta & Amanda Johns & David E. Kelley March 18, 2013 (2013-03-18) 1.23 [14]
Dr. Wilson performs a craniotomy of a marine in Afghanistan remotely using a robot. Dr. Park and Gato struggle with the sister of patient in vegetative state. Dr. Napur, Dr. Ridgway with Dr. Wilson then perform a surgery on a 10 months old baby with a tumor. Finally the chief chastens Dr. Wilson for not taking a follow up on his remote patient.
8 "Truth or Consequences"[2] Arlene Sanford Karen Struck & David E. Kelley March 25, 2013 (2013-03-25) 1.32[15]
Ioan Gruffudd guest stars as Dr. Stewart Delaney.
9 "Wheels Within Wheels"[2] Mike Listo Amanda Johns & David E. Kelley & Karen Struck April 1, 2013 (2013-04-01) 1.60[16]
10 "Family Ties"[2] Bill D'Elia Teleplay by: Amanda Johns & Karen Struck & David E. Kelley
Story by: Amanda Johns & Karen Struck
April 8, 2013 (2013-04-08) 1.37[17]

Reception

Critical response

Metacritic gives the show a score of 55% based on reviews from 22 critics.[18]

Ratings

Home video release

As of 2014, Warner does not plan to release the series physicaly in the United States. As of November 2014, the only home video release was made in Germany, where Studiocanal acquired the rights and released it on DVD on November 20, 2014.[19][20]

References

  1. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 2, 2012). "'"TNT Announces Winter 2012-13 Premiere Dates for 'Rizzoli & Isles', 'Dallas' 'Leverage', 'Southland' & 'Monday Mornings.  
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "TNT Greenlights Powerful New Medical Drama Series 'Monday Mornings' from Award-Winning Producer David E. Kelley". The Futon Critic. May 7, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 10, 2013). Southland' & 'Monday Mornings' Canceled by TNT"'".  
  4. ^ a b c d e Ross, Robyn (May 8, 2012). "TNT Orders David E. Kelley's Medical Drama Monday Mornings". TV Guide. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Ross, Robyn (February 3, 2012). "Pilot Season: Battlestar and Lost Alums Cast in New Projects". TV Guide. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ Frederick, Brittany (February 1, 2013). "'"Keong Sim Scrubs in for TNT's 'Monday Mornings. Starpulse. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Monday Mornings Episode Guide". Bogge TV. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  8. ^ Patten, Dominic. "David E. Kelley's 'Monday Mornings' Debuts Weak; 'Dallas' Hits New Series Low". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  9. ^ "Ratings - Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Pulls in Front for History". TheFutonCritic.com. 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  10. ^ "Ratings - Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," "WWE Raw" Nab Top Spots". TheFutonCritic.com. 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  11. ^ "Ratings - Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," "WWE Raw" Top Charts". TheFutonCritic.com. 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  12. ^ "Ratings - Monday's Cable Ratings: USA's "WWE Raw" Claims Top Three Spots". TheFutonCritic.com. 2013-03-04. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  13. ^ "Ratings - Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw," "Pawn Stars" Claim Top Spots". TheFutonCritic.com. 2013-03-11. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  14. ^ "Ratings - Monday's Cable Ratings: Heat/Celtics on ESPN, "WWE Raw" on USA Top Charts". TheFutonCritic.com. 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  15. ^ "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Monday Night RAW' Wins Night + 'Teen Mom II', 'Bates Motel', 'Storage Wars', 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' & More". TVbyTheNumbers. 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  16. ^ "Monday Cable Ratings: 'WWE Raw' Wins Night, 'Teen Mom 2', 'Bates Motel', 'Dallas', 'Being Human', 'Love and Hip Hop' & More". TVbyTheNumbers. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  17. ^ "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Monday Night RAW' Wins Night + 'Teen Mom 2', 'MTV Movie Sneak Peek', 'Bates Motel' & More". TVbyTheNumbers. 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  18. ^ "Monday Mornings - Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  19. ^ http://www.studiocanal.de/dvd/monday_mornings-1_staffel
  20. ^ http://www.amazon.de/Monday-Mornings-Staffel-Ving-Rhames/dp/B00HAV21GS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416666428&sr=8-1&keywords=monday+mornings

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